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Disasters without borders : the international politics of natural disasters

Author: John A Hannigan
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2012.
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* Natural disasters regularly reach a high degree of prominence in the media, but we rarely see the political aspects of the ways that disasters are managed and dealt with. * This book offers a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Hannigan
ISBN: 9780745650685 0745650686 9780745650692 0745650694
OCLC Number: 811349220
Description: x, 195 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vi Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms viii Text Boxes x Introduction 1 1 The Disaster Politics Nexus 6 2 The Global Policy Field of Natural Disasters 18 3 The Kindness of Strangers 42 4 A Safer World? 59 5 Climate of Concern 78 6 Disaster Politics as Game Playing 97 7 Mass Media and the Politics of Disaster 115 8 Disaster Politics: A Discursive Approach 130 9 Conclusion 146 Notes 159 References 167 Index 188
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